To be fair about it, it’s not just CNN and not just Wolf Blitzer. Most of the mainstream news media is more than delighted, kind of like drooling wolves, to reveal all of our military plans, secrets, and weaknesses to our enemies, who are paying attention. No need to send in a spy. Just turn on the TV to CNN, FNC, or MSNBC, as well as a variety of news sources via Internet to find out what they want to know. This is one of the things Trump has complained about and promises to put a stop to – if it can be stopped. I agree with the need for secrecy. We don’t need to “advertise” our military plans like the Obama Administration has done.
To be fair about it, it’s not just the news media. It’s their sources in the government and military revealing to them what should be kept secret. I consider some of that to be blatant treason.
I noticed North Korea’s newest threat and claim of ability to hit the U.S. with intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles.
First, there was the reaction by the U.S. that we can easily shoot them down.
Then it’s Wolf Blitzer revealing a source in the Department of Defense saying the defense missiles to shoot down any missiles from North Korea (as well as China, Russia, and others), are located in Alaska, are outdated, and are not likely to intercept any incoming missiles to attack us. Our enemies probably suspected it. They might believe it from reports by their spies here. Now thanks to CNN (and others) they know it to be true. This increases their confidence and the danger of them actually attacking us.
When a spokesperson for the government or military reveals a weakness, it is probably true. Even so, there are times when they do so as scare tactics to get voters to pressure Congress to invest more money in the military. Trump has promised to build up the military, so that point is moot now. It’s good to adverse our strength so that our enemies respect it and don’t end up doing something stupid.
LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Monday evening, 9 January 2017
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